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    Internet Kill Switch Approved by Senate Committee - cbs4.com

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    "Initially, the bill would have given the president unlimited authority on how long he could control the Internet, but an amendment passed Friday says he would have to get the approval of Congress to shut down the Internet for more than 120 days."


    Please contact your congressman today and voice your opinion on this. We simply can not allow DC to take the internet. Think China, Iran, Venezuela.......
     
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    So that I don't have to repeat myself, this has been extensively discussed here:
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/curre...ill-have-the-right-to-shut-down-internet.html
     
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    Remember the days when the Executive Branch having more and more power was a bad thing? That seems to have gone the way of "dissent is patriotic". :cool:


    As I've said...Democrats are short-sighted. They don't think about what's going to happen when they have to hand all this power to a GOP-controlled Congress and White House. [insert delusional screeches of "That's never going to happen!!" here]
     
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    It will take the geeks about 2 minutes to figure out a way around anything Obama dishes out.
     
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    Ummm, it was originally proposed by bush
     
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    So?
     
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    If you werent such a partisan hack, you'd realize this was "dished out" by bush
     
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    I repeat: So? Do you expect me to say, "Oh, if Bush wanted it, it must be cool!"?

    Not happening. In case you haven't noticed, I don't want an all-powerful government. Such power as this is too open to politically-motivated abuse.
     
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    This may surprise you, but I spend ZERO time thinking about what you might say.:lol:

    This may surprise you too, but this isn't about *YOU*
     
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    Ooo... "Partisan hack," pot meet kettle.

    This was a bad idea under Bush, it's a bad idea now.
     
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